Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rochefort, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3384   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
The lower gravity cousin to Rochefort 10. Nicknamed "Spéciale" (’The Special’), this beer is the most recent production. The Rochefort 8 has a more tawny colour and a more pronounced aroma, with an even richer fruitiness (a slight undertone of fig?) and a little more spiced dryness, like that of a cake, which gives a balanced finish to the final notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (1507) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a dark brown color, topped with a nice looking beige colored head. Aroma of yeast and cellar at first, some more pleasant notes of dark fruits and some grapes. Taste is better than the aroma. Sweet start, a bit chocolatey with medium bitterness following it. A bit more creamy. Not my favourite style in general.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (98) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
Aroma: Caramel, raisin, drop, chocolate, fruity. Appearance: Darkish brown, starts with a huge off-white head and ends with a nice steady one. Taste/Palate: Caramel, raisin, drop, chocolate, fruity in the end. Sweet from beginning till end, but still has a bitter taste woven in it. Overall: The taste is slightly more sweet and softer than that of the darker 10, but still very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (346) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
0.33 flaske. Klar mørk med hvit skum som varer. Aroma av gjær malt sitrus. Smak av karamell. Søt og mild. Veldig god

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nevalainen (261) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Cloudy amber color with creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, fruit. Taste is Strong sweet, with tiny alcohol finish. A good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
njager246 (585) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Still not my jam, but much better than 10, dark fruits and a strong malt presence, not bad!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (370) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2015 Amazing. The perfect dessert beer. Sweet candied sugar, dark fruit, creamy malts, maybe peanut butter. Fantastic beer. I might actually like this more than the 10. Sweet yeasty aroma from beautiful cream colored head. A dream.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Guldfeldt (3) - Ringsted, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015 does not count
Tykt skum med lang holdbarhed. Uklar mørkebrun. Sød med eftersmag. Fik 2 indenfor et døgn og den første havde en sur eftersmag men denne er god.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AndyGibbs05 (32) - - MAY 15, 2015
Beautiful. You just can’t beat the classics. Caramel, chocolate aroma and taste, sought bubblegum and banana but just amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingvit (393) - - MAY 14, 2015
Aroma: caramel, nuts, roasty, citrus, herbs, basement aromas, alcohol, banana, bubblegum, clove, raisin, vanilla; Appearance: amber, hazy, vanishing frothy head: Taste: intense sweetness, medium sourness, slight bitterness: Palate: medium carbonation, long finish, full body, oily texture Delicious, rich, luscious, well-rounded, well-hidden alcohol, intense yeast aromas. For slow savouring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerjerky (5) - - MAY 12, 2015 does not count
Bottle, pours dark brown, the head quickly drops to a persistent silky sheen. Caramel, raisin, bitter chocolate. For the ABV, very tempered alcohol tones, balanced sweetness, not cloying. A nice fruity after taste.

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